Aeronautics: Faster & Faster

Last year the aviation industry was busy building planes to fly airline passengers faster than they had ever been flown before. Last week the first of the new crop, the Boeing "247," fastest multi-motored passenger ship in the world, was in regular transcontinental service on United Air Lines. Big, brutish low-wing monoplanes with twin Wasp engines, the new Boeings whipped back & forth between San Francisco and New York in 21½ hr. westbound, 20 hr. eastbound—about 10 hr. faster than former schedules. On the New York- Chicago run the new ships heated the already...

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